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Blue Mountain Doesn’t Send Cards to Heaven

July 24, 2014 • American Life, Fatherhood, News

A morning reminder of dad’s upcoming birthday that arrived nearly three years after his death helps me realize my gratitude for a dad I barely knew.

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Blue Mountain Doesn’t Send Cards to Heaven

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A morning reminder of dad’s upcoming birthday that arrived nearly three years after his death helps me realize my gratitude for a dad I barely knew.

Fatherhood »

Getting Started with the Most Important Thing You Can Do for Your Relationship


The most important thing you can do for your relationships is looking for what’s right in the people closest to you and developing the habit of generously, sincerely, and specifically appreciating them. Here are 300 inspiring examples to help you get started.

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Veterans, Caregivers Learn to Be Healing to Each Other in Innovative Warrior to Soul Mate Programs

VA Chaplain Barbara Nollie Warrior to Soul Mate Retreat

Nearly 5.5 million Americans are caring for service members and Veterans, many of whom are impacted by post traumatic stress. The VA is expanding innovative efforts to help Veterans and their loved ones learn to be healing to each other through the Warrior to Soul Mate program.

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Hope for Overcoming Critical Shortage of Physicians Begins with Helping Children Believe in Themselves

Alex Eisenberg VCOM White Coat Ceremony

As 159 future doctors take their oath at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, VCOM, Class of 2016 White Coat ceremony, a father reflects on the value of raising children to believe in themselves and their ability to fulfill the dreams, potential and promise of their lives.

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Like Norman Cooper III, Every Homeless Veteran Has a Name, Story and Dreams that Can Still Come True


Before he knew it, Norman Cooper III, a decorated Army Veteran, had lost it all. His career, money, marriage, and the family to which he’d long been devoted were gone in what must have seemed like a blurry nightmare as he became one of 100,000 homeless Veterans in America. Two years later, he’s reclaimed his life and dreams that have not been forgotten.

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Couples Need More Bonding Time, Therapist Says

Seniors fear of rocking the boat may be getting in the way of happier marriages.

For older couples especially, fear of ‘rocking the boat’ can get in the way of learning skills to bring more love and pleasure to their marriages. North Carolina marriage pros Gary and Deanie Hurst help couples overcome those fears and have fun creating happier, stronger marriages.

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